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October 2020 General Conference Will Be Virtual Only

October 2020 General Conference Will Be Virtual Only

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has shared the following letter about the October 2020 general conference with Church members everywhere. Dear Brothers and Sisters: While some areas of the world continue to experience the effects of a serious pandemic, other areas do not. As a worldwide organization, we have an obligation to be good citizens …

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Church Shares “Be One” Video Centered on Loving One Another

Church Shares "Be One" Video Centered on Loving One Another

Early this morning, the Church shared a video on their Instagram page advocating for members of the Church, as well as the world as a whole, to strive to be more loving and unified. The beautifully made video highlights that emotions such as anger, competitiveness, and other such emotions are important and valid. But with these emotions, we should remember …

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President Nelson Calls for Respect for Human Dignity, Condemns Racism

President Nelson Addresses Reintegration of Church Worship and Activities

In light of recent events, Russell M. Nelson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shared the following message on his social media accounts: We join with many throughout this nation and around the world who are deeply saddened at recent evidences of racism and a blatant disregard for human life. We abhor the reality that some …

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11 More Latter-day Saint Temples to Open on June 8

11 More Latter-day Saint Temples to Open on June 8

The following 11 temples will begin Phase 1 of reopening on June 8, 2020, bringing to date a total of 77 temples reopening. All reopened temples are still at Phase 1, which means only live sealings for previously endowed members are being performed under strict guidelines and safety precautions. Aba Nigeria Temple Accra Ghana Temple Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple Indianapolis …

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President & Sister Nelson Share Personal Message about the Sacrament

On President Russell M. Nelson’s social media accounts, President Nelson and Sister Wendy W. Nelson share their feelings of reverence and gratitude for the holy sacrament. They describe their personal experience in partaking of the sacrament in their home during the COVID-19 pandemic and give advice to those who desire to partake of the sacrament but have not been able to …

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Young Women Organization Celebrates 150 Years in 2020

Young Women Organization Celebrates 150 Years in 2020

The Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary this year. Originally known as the First Young Ladies’ Department of the Ladies’ Cooperative Retrenchment Association, the Young Women organization was organized on May 27, 1870. President Bonnie H. Cordon, Sister Michelle Craig and Sister Becky Craven of the Young Women general …

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14 More Latter-day Temples Set to Reopen June 1

14 More Latter-day Temples Set to Reopen June 1

The following 14 temples will begin Phase 1 of reopening on June 1, 2020, bringing to date a total of 66 temples reopening. All reopened temples are currently still at Phase 1. Adelaide Australia Temple Albuquerque New Mexico Temple Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple Calgary Alberta Temple Fukuoka Japan Temple Melbourne Australia Temple Nauvoo Illinois Temple Perth Australia Temple Raleigh North …

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Cobán Guatemala and Okinawa Japan Temple Renderings Released

Cobán Guatemala and Okinawa Japan Temple Renderings Released

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released exterior renderings showing the planned design of two temples previously announced in 2019 by Church President Russell M. Nelson. The Cobán Guatemala Temple will be built on a 5.4-acre site adjacent to 4a. Avenida 4-48 Zona 8, Barrio Bella Vista, in Cobán, Guatemala. Plans call for a single-story temple of …

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First Presidency Provides Guidelines for Safely Returning to Church Meetings and Activities

First Presidency Provides Guidelines for Safely Returning to Church Meetings and Activities

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have authorized a phased return to some of the faith’s weekly worship services and activities. A letter sent today to general and local leaders around the world says this can be done only when local government regulations allow and after the faith’s Area Presidencies provide additional …

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Church Announces 18 More Temples to Reopen

Church Announces 18 More Temples to Reopen

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced it will reopen 18 more temples on May 25, 2020, for a total of 52 temples in total since May 11. All temples that have reopened are still at Phase 1, meaning only live sealings are available for two persons already endowed. The 18 temples opening are: Anchorage Alaska Temple …

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